|US Navy Blast Marshall Islands - Castle Films|
This short newsreel, produced for the home market, shows the first offensive action of the Pacific War by the U.S. Navy: a raid on Makin Island in the Marshalls conducted by the USS Yorktown battle group under command of Admiral William Halsey. The film claims to show Japanese cruisers and even an aircraft carrier sunk by American forces, but in reality there were no such enemy losses.
|Yanks Bomb Tokyo - Castle Films|
Yanks Bomb Tokyo
|US Carrier Fight for Life - Castle Films|
This short newsreel, produced for the home market, shows the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown (CV-5) under attack by Japanese Zeros during the Battle of the Coral Sea. Although the carrier was badly damaged in the battle, it lived to sail another day and proved crucial to the U.S. victory at Midway a few months later.
|Frogmen Under Water - U.S. Navy|
In this short newsreel, UDTs or Underwater Demolition Team frogmen demonstrate a long endurance dive, staying underwater for a record 48 hours.
|Japan Surrenders - Castle Films|
This short newsreel, produced for the home market, shows the final events of World War II, including the development and testing of the atomic bomb, the atomic bombing of Japan, the Japanese surrender, and the U.S. occupation of the Japanese mainland including Honshu, and the arrival of the U.S. Third Fleet in Tokyo Bay. The film not only includes the Japanese surrender on the USS Missouri (BB-63) in Tokyo Bay, the celebration in Manhattan's Times Square, and a parade in Red Square Moscow...
|Men of the Coast Guard - Willard Pictures|
Made prior to the outbreak of WWII, "Men of the Coast Guard" presents America's first line of shore defense. Seen in this film are the Coast Guard cutters, life boats, and light ships that patrol America's home waters. The film also shows how recruits are drawn from the merchant marine and trained in the arts of lifesaving, seamanship, and navigation. The full rigged sail ship Joseph Conrad is seen at sea, fulfilling its mission by training cadets about teamwork...
|Japanese Bomb USA - Castle Films|
This short newsreel, produced for the home market, expresses deep outrage at the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Due to classification issues at the time the film was made, very little of the damage to Pearl Harbor itself is shown; rather the film focuses on damage to civilian areas of Waikiki and Honolulu. Footage includes: Emporer Hirohito reviewing his troops, Secretary of State Cordell Hull speaking with Japanese ambassadors, Waikiki during bombing attack, emergency hospitals durin...
|Manila is Bombed - Castle Films Newsreel|
The Japanese attacked Manila and the Phillipines on December 7, 1941, and caught one of America's great generals, Douglas MacArthur relatively unprepared. The loss of the American air forces on the ground in the initial attacks, forced the Army to make a quick retreat to the Bataan peninsula and the fortress of Corregidor. This film shows the early stage of the battle, and was made shortly after MacArthur fled the Phillipines for Australia where he would go on to command Allied forces...
|Rescue at Sea - Castle Films|
In this short newsreel, an American female journalist and two others are seen rescued by a U.S. Navy submarine, after their helicopter suffered a mechanical failure and had to be ditched off the coast of South Korea. The date of this incident, and the name of the journalist and submarine, are not known.
|Yanks Smash Truk - Castle Films|
This short newsreel, produced for the home market, shows Operation Hailstone, the U.S. assault on "Japan's Pearl Harbor", the naval base at Truk. Footage shows Task Force 58, which included the fleet carriers USS Yorktown, USS Essex, USS Intrepid, USS Bunker Hill, USS Enterprise, and the light carriers USS Belleau Wood, USS Cabot, USS Monterey, and USS Cowpens as they strike the Japanese base beginning in February of 1944...
|Midway and Coral Sea Battles - Castle Films|
This short newsreel, produced for the home market, shows Japanese attacks on Australia, and the Battle of Coral Sea and Midway that turned the tide of the Pacific War. Includes footage of Allied transports headed for Australia, where they will be under command of Gen. Douglas MacArthur. An Douglas A-26 bomber is seen making a crash landing after its gear fails to extend. The Australian cities of Port Moresby and Darwin come under Japanese attack from the air...
|Graf Zeppelin Newsreel - German Schmalfilm|
This German propaganda newsreel was part of a a U.S. Navy archive compiled during WWII. This film celebrates the launching of Germany's new navy, including the super battleship Bismarck in 1939 and a never-completed aircraft carrier, the Graf Zeppelin in 1938. Grand Admiral Erich Raeder and Adolph Hitler can be seen at the christening of Graf Zeppelin at Kiel. Also featured in this newsreel is footage of the construction of U-boats and the launch of a completed boat.
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|Bombing of Pearl Harbor - Castle Films|
This short newsreel, produced for the home market, shows the aftermath of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Footage shows the wrecked seaplane base on Ford Island, the destroyer USS Shaw (DD-373) wrecked in its drydock, the battleship USS Utah (BB-13) capsized, and the mighty USS Arizona (BB-39) a twisted mass of smouldering metal.
|Schleswig-Holstein bombards Danzig - Castle Films|
Newsreel footage shows the Kriegsmarine pre-dreadnought, Deutschland class battleship Schleswig-Holstein as it bombards Danzig, Poland during the outbreak of WWII in 1939. The Schlewsig-Holstein was credited with the first shots of World War II.
Keywords: German newsreel
|Germany Invades Austria WWII Newsreel 70792|
Produced in 1938, this American newsreel shows the Anschluss -- the annexation of Austria by Nazi Germany in March 1938. Austria was annexed into the German Third Reich on 12 March 1938. There had been several years of pressure by supporters in both Austria and Germany (by both Nazis and non-Nazis) for the "Heim ins Reich" movement. Earlier, Nazi Germany had provided support for the Austrian National Socialist Party (Austrian Nazi Party) in its bid to seize power from Austria's Fatherland Front...
Keywords: Adolph Hitler; WWII; newsreel; Austria
|Air Fleet of The Sky - U.S. Government|
Pre World War II (WWII) of U.S. Navy battleships and aircraft carriers on manuevers. Features the USS Lexington, CV-2.
Keywords: Pre World War II (WWII) newsreel
|Battle for Tunisia and Victory at Stalingrad WWII Newsreel 70802|
Dating from 1943, this fascinating newsreel features footage of the British 8th Army and American and Free French forces battling in North Africa against Rommel's Afrika Korps, and the Russian victory at Stalingrad. The film begins with the Battle of Mareth, part of an Allied operation under General Bernard Montgomery in Tunisia intended to assault the Mareth Line defenses held by German and Italian forces under General Giovanni Messe...
Keywords: WWII; newsreel; Stalingrad; Wehrmacht; Erwin Rommel; North Africa; combat
|Graf Spee Scuttled German Navy - Castle Films|
The scuttling of the German pocket battleship Graf Spee is shown, off the coast of Uruguay in December of 1939. Features footage of the Graf Spee's captain Hans Langsdorff, and the aftermath of the Battle of the River Plate. Various British ships from Hunting Group 'G' of the South Atlantic Squadron (HMS Exeter, HMS Ajax, HMS Cumberland and HMS Achilles) are shown along with Beagle Class destroyers such as H30.
Keywords: WWII propaganda newsreel
|General Strike newsreel 2 - Bert Gould|
Pathe News newsreel footage of the first days of San Francisco's General Strike, stores and streets empty.
Keywords: Big Strike; 1934; newsreel
|General Strike newsreel 1 - Bert Gould|
Original Pathe News newsreel footage describing the unfolding General Strike in breathless and fearsome tones.
Keywords: Big Strike; 1934; newsreel
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|1928 Newsreel of Transatlantic Flight of the Bremen Aircraft 70742|
Dating from 1928, this silent newsreel shows the flight of the Bremen, a German Junkers W 33 aircraft that made the first successful transatlantic airplane flight from east to west between April 12 and 13, 1928.The Bremen left Baldonnel Aerodrome, Ireland on April 12 and flew to Greenly Island, Canada, arriving on April 13, after a flight fraught with difficult conditions and compass problems. The crew consisted of pilot Captain Hermann Köhl, the navigator, Major James Fitzmaurice, and the owne...
Keywords: 1928; newsreel; Bremen airplane; Greenly Island; Henry Ford Museum; Germany; Bremen; Baldonnel
|WWII Air Warden Training and Recruitment Newsreel 70690|
Created by Castle Films during WWII for the U.S. Government AIR RAID WARNING shows the duties and responsibilities of the Civil Defense Air Raid Wardens. These individuals were trained in first aid, fire fighting, and gas and chemical warfare as well as plane spotting. During the blackout in the USA, wardens enforced regulations to keep lights out and blinds drawn at all times. The American wardens traced their origins to Britain...
Keywords: air raid; blackout; WWII; ARP; air raid warden; civil defense; newsreel
|Battle for the Philippines and Assault on Iwo Jima WWII Newsreel 71032|
This fascinating 1945 newsreel shows the battle for the Philippines, as U.S. forces under the command of General Douglas MacArthur launch an assault on the island of Leyte. The battle resulted in a U.S. and Filipino victory. The Allies had taken control of all strategically and economically important locations of Luzon by March 1945, although pockets of Japanese resistance held out in the mountains until the unconditional surrender of Japan...
Keywords: newsreel; WWII; Japan; Philippines; MacArthur; Marines; Mt. Suribachi; Manila; Battle of Leyte; amphibious assault; WWII; combat
|Anzio Landings / Surrender of Italy WWII Newsreel 71042|
Depicting events in 1943-44, this newsreel shows the Italian Front with British and American forces running a gauntlet of Nazi and Italian defenses on the way up "the boot", including the landings at Anzio. Once Mussolini was deposed in July of 1943 chaos swept Rome and Italy dropped out of the conflict. German forces continued their opposition. As the newsreel shows, the unrelenting fury of the Allies could not force a substantial German retreat...
Keywords: WWII; newsreel; Italian Front; Gen. Mark Clark; 5th Army; Salerno; Mussolini; Italian Navy; Eisenhower
|Rome Falls to Allies WWII Newsreel 70732|
This 1944 sound newsreel shows the Allied push towards Rome, Italy and the D-Day Invasion of Europe. It uses footage from both Allied and German sources. Some of the highlights in the Rome section include celebrations in the aftermath of the liberation of the city. The D-Day film includes highlights from several beachheads along with footage of Gen. Eisenhower and Field Marshall Montgomery on June 6, 1944.It took four major offensives between January and May 1944 before the line was eventu...
Keywords: WWII; newsreel; Italian Front; Liberation of Rome; D-Day; June 6 1944; General Mark Clark; Anzio
|Negro Colleges in Wartime WWII Propaganda Film 28052|
Negro Colleges in Wartime was a short propaganda film produced by the Office of War Information in 1943. Other than in the screen title no reference is made to the students' race.The film begins with a shot of the famous statue of Booker T. Washington at Tuskegee, and notes that progress and industry has a new meaning for the present - winning the Second World War. A brief overview of the war related work at several different black colleges follows, starting with Tuskegee where the famous George...
Keywords: Tuskeegee; Howard University; African American; history; newsreel; propaganda film; WWII; Office of War Information
|Amazing Moments from WWII Newsreels 70712|
Fabulous "camera thrill" highlights from WWII features aerial and naval combat, a desperate battle on a South Pacific island between Japanese forces and assaulting U.S. Marines, paratroops, glider troops, a U-boat attack, gun camera footage of strafing and dog fights, plane crashes, and more. "The motion picture camera has never been closer to the deadly fire of enemy guns than here ..."This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, a...
Keywords: newsreel; U-boat; paratroops; WWII; World War II; combat; gun camera
|WWII Arsenal of Democracy Homefront Newsreel "America's Call to Arms" 70972|
Created at the outset of WWII, this Castle Film newsreel shows America as the "Arsenal of Democracy" producing men and materials for the war effort. Basic training and testing of military equipment is shown, along with the construction of tanks, ships, guns, planes and other war material. Some of the spectacular footage included shows tanks driving through buildings and over obstacles, soldiers fording rivers, and naval exercises...
Keywords: newsreel; home front; WWII; Jeep; tank; submarine; PT Boat; battleship; military training; draft; wartime; United States
|Assault on Berlin, Germany Surrenders, V-E Day WWII Newsreel 71022|
This 1945 newsreel shows the final stages of World War II in Europe with American, British, Russian and allied forces descending upon the German heartland. The seizure of Cologne is shown and the capture of the Rhine bridge (the Lundendorff Bridge) at Remagan. The British, Canadian and American armies cross the Rhine (accompanied in this film by Churchill, who made a visit to the front) and the Western Front begins to collapse...
Keywords: WWII; newsreel; V-E Day; World War II; Eisenhower; Patton; Montgomery; Jodl; Wehrmacht; Berlin; surrender; Adolph Hitler; Mussolini
|Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse & French Fleet Sunk at Oran Newsreel 70680|
This historic newsreel shows some interesting events in the 1940s including the attack on the French fleet by the British at Oran and the collapse of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. The 1940 Tacoma Narrows Bridge, the first Tacoma Narrows Bridge, was a suspension bridge in the U.S. state of Washington that spanned the Tacoma Narrows strait of Puget Sound between Tacoma and the Kitsap Peninsula. It opened to traffic on July 1, 1940, and dramatically collapsed into Puget Sound on November 7 of the sam...
Keywords: Tacoma Narrows Bridge; Galloping Gertie; Operation Catapult; Newsreel; suspension bridge; French Fleet; Oran; Royal Navy; Battleship Richelieu; Vichy; WWII; World War II; Tacoma; Washington
|German Newsreel: German Navy WWI - German Newsreel|
This German propaganda movie was part of a U.S. Navy archive compiled during WWII, and acquired by Periscope Film. Shows naval actions in World War I (WWI), including the German High Fleet engaging the British Royal Navy at Jutland. Contains actual combat footage of German warships firing upon and sinking a British battlecruiser which then capsizes. Footage also includes Zebrugge, Scapa Flow and Firth of Forth.
Keywords: World War I (WWI) German Newsreel
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|Sinking of USS Panay - U.S. Government|
Footage of the U.S. Gunboat Panay in Nanking China during the Japanese offensive knows as "The Rape of Nanking." After evacuating foreign civilians, the Panay was attacked and sunk by Japanese aircraft. The so-called Panay Incident almost led to war between the United States and Japan. Also features footage of the warship USS Augusta (CA-31) which served as command ship for the Asiatic Fleet, and the Royal Navy's HMS Ladybird.
Keywords: Newsreel of US Involvement in China pre World War II (WWII)
|Yangtze Patrol U.S. Navy - U.S. Government|
This rare film features ships of the U.S. Asiatic fleet patroling the Yangtze River. The Asiatic Fleet's gunboats were tasked with protecting American shipping (primarily oil tankers) from pirates and the Japanese. Contains amazing footage of life in China circa 1935 including the cities of Chunking, Shanghai, and the countryside. Ships featured in this film are the USS Augusta (CA-31), USS Borie (DD-215) and USS Simpson (DD-221) as well as US gunboats.
Keywords: Newsreel of US Involvement in China pre World War II (WWII)